Canon-paid shills accused of slaging new Nikons?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by RichA, Aug 31, 2007.

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    RichA Guest

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    Charlie Self Guest

    Charlie Self, Aug 31, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    And it's emplyees!
     
    Pete D, Aug 31, 2007
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    frederick Guest

    o really?
     
    frederick, Aug 31, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    A shill is a shill, whether corporate or not. But this sentence
    can also be applied to trolls, which may not be good news for a
    certain familiar poster if most readers heed this advice.
     
    ASAAR, Aug 31, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    Yes. ;-)
     
    Pete D, Aug 31, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Why? Posters aren't taking people's money, like Canon. Oooppsss!!!
     
    RichA, Sep 1, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    Oops is right. Unlike shills, trolls aren't in it for money or
    other bennies. Sometimes they do it because their mental health is
    a bit lacking, and they crave an abnormal amount of attention.
     
    ASAAR, Sep 1, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    So the guy who posted it on dpreview is a troll and so am I for
    posting it here?
    Can a Canon D50-owning flak BE any more transparent???
     
    RichA, Sep 1, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    You'd be a troll even if DPReview didn't exist. I wouldn't call
    the guy that posted it a troll. Trolls are defined by more than
    just the content of any individual posts them make. They (and you)
    earn the label based on the totality of their posts. That a few may
    not be as moronic as most doesn't mean that they aren't trolls as
    well. Your role model (Der Shrub) may occasionally utter a well
    constructed sentence, but that doesn't prove that he's not a moron
    or incapable of behaving like a blithering idiot.

    What's his login name? CanonA?
     
    ASAAR, Sep 1, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Sorry! I meant you but forget you are a Nikon owner. Now I'm REALLY
    confused as to WHY you would support Canon's slimy covert marketing
    efforts aimed against Nikon???
     
    RichA, Sep 1, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    Recognizing that you too often troll doesn't mean that I support
    covert or viral marketing. In this particular thread, though, the
    trolling is much less blatant than in most others. Sometimes
    individuals have reasons other than manufacturer support for
    enthusiastically supporting or denouncing products. Think Preddy
    (Sigma). And just because I own a D50 doesn't mean that I'd be
    biased against Canon. I own, like, and still use several of Canon's
    P&S cameras. I prefer the plastic used by Fuji, though. I leave
    you with these parting questions :

    If Der Shrub trolled, would he be the trollerer?
    If Der Shrub doesn't know if he's coming or going and a film is
    made of his life, should it also be titled "Dumb and Dumber"?
     
    ASAAR, Sep 1, 2007
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    Charlie Self Guest

    Learn the difference between "flak" and "flack."
     
    Charlie Self, Sep 1, 2007
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    Charlie Self Guest

    Nope. Maybe "Dumb and Dumbest?" Dumb being the American public for
    voting this mental midget into office twice.
     
    Charlie Self, Sep 1, 2007
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    Russellisfit Guest

    hu r u then?
     
    Russellisfit, Sep 10, 2007
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